Jim Crow Webquest
The purpose of this webquest is to build background knowledge on the social climate of the 1950's for the play A Raisin in the Sun.
A Raisin in the Sun - very brief intro
- The play is the story of the Youngers, a struggling African-American family whose members deal with poverty, racism, and painful conflict among themselves as they reach for a better life.
- Setting: Chicago's South Side, sometime between WWII (1945) and 1959.
- Visit the Jim Crow Museum to complete Activity #1
- Conduct your own Internet research for additional information as needed
- Choose one of the narratives below. Read that person's story about living under the Jim Crow laws and answer the questions on your handout.
- T.R. Davidson -
- Story about his struggles to become a pilot
- R.C. Hickman
- Story about being an African American photographer after WWII
- Joseph Holloway
- Story about his family road trip from Los Angeles (not as strict with Jim Crow Laws) to Louisiana (strict Jim Crow Laws)
- Nobuo Honda
- Story about a Hawaiian who journeyed to the South for Army training.
Use your knowledge gained from the previous Jim Crow Webquest activities to draft an essay on Jim Crow Laws
- Answer the questions on the outline handout to draft an organized, informative paper
- Click here to view the outline on the handout
Adapted from mslopezsclass.weebly.com